Disclaimer: This all belongs to Marvel except the plot which really happened, and the babysitters.
Fury took a last glance around the living room of Stark Tower before turning to the two teenage girls.
"Now both of you have my cell number, Mrs. Potts cell number, and Agent Coulson's cell number, so feel free to call if you feel that they have gotten out of hand. If they even sneeze in a way you don't like call. Got It?"
The older of the two, Katie or something like that rolled her eyes in exasperation.
"Chill dude they're just a couple of six year olds how bad could they be? We'll play some games, feed them, and put them to bed, we have done this before." She said in annoyance.
"Don't say I didn't warn you." Fury said before walking out.
"What's his problem?" the other asked.
"Don't know, but he sure is creepy with that eye patch and all."
"I know right?" Katie's friend replied with a shudder, "so what are we supposed to do with them?" she asked gesturing to the six, six year olds who were watching them warily.
"I told Mr. Fury that we would play with them, feed them, and put them to bed."
"Ok so you go get the games and I'll watch them."
"Kay." Katie replied as she headed to the door."
There was an awkward silence for a few minutes until one of the kids piped up.
"What's your name?"
"My name is Megan, what's you guys names?" Megan replied as she crouched down to their eyelevel.
"My name's Steve, that's Thor, his brother Loki, Tony, Clint, Natasha, and Bruce." He said pointing to each in turn.
"It's very nice to meet you guys." Megan said with a smile and tone reserved for children.
"What are we going to do?" the redhead girl, Natasha, asked.
"Well we are going to first play some games, maybe draw and watch some TV. and then we're going to eat and go to bed. How does that sound?"
"That sounds marvelous!" Thor shouted in glee as the others gave him looks of varying exasperation.
'What kind of six year old uses the word marvelous in a sentence?' Megan wondered as she heard a knock at the door.
"Who is it?" She shouted.
"It's me Megan can you open the door?" Katie replied.
"Hold on I'm coming! You guys stay here." Megan told them as she disappeared down the hall.
As soon as she was out of sight Tony wheeled on Loki.
"Okay what's the big idea, turning us into six year olds?" he demanded, his face scrunched in anger.
Loki looked at him with an expression of indifference on his face.
"You actually think that I would go through the trouble to cast a deaging spell not only on you five, but myself in the process?"
"He has a point there Stark." Steve admitted after thinking it over, "we all know that Loki is too smart to hit himself with his own spell."
"If he didn't then who did?" Natasha wondered aloud.
"It could have been a number of enemies, both mine and yours, but I believe we can narrow down the list. Who besides me have you engaged in battle with in the past week that posses the magical skill to do this?" Loki questioned.
"Well we've fought Makelith on Monday, and Amora and her goon yesterday." Steve answered counting off the villains on his fingers.
"And I had a disagreement with Amora yesterday." Loki exclaimed snapping his fingers as he did.
"Great, so now that we know whose responsible what are we going to do about it, and most importantly how are we going to do anything with those two around?" Clint inquired gesturing with his thumb to the two girls who were currently setting up games and other entertainment on the table.
"I have an idea." Thor stated, "Brother do you remember when we were young, and Father and Mother left us in the care of two nursemaids?"
Loki grinned at the memory.
"Indeed I do Brother; it is hard to forget how angry Father was with us when they returned, are you suggesting that we do the same to these two mortals?"
"Indeed I am."
"Wait what are you suggesting Thor?" Tony asked worryingly, not at all liking the look on the Liesmith's face.
"A way to ensure that the maiden's will not get in the way while we locate Amora."
"Okay just was wondering, anyone else have a sinking feeling about this, anyone?" Tony questioned rhetorically as he rubbed his hands together anxiously.
"Thor, what exactly is the plan?" Bruce asked, a tinge of green at the tips of his ear belaying his calm exterior.
"Well friend Hulk, this is the plan…"
"Are you in possession of any eights Natasha?" Thor questioned as he tried to keep his cards from falling from his hands.
"Go fish." The redhead replied bored while resting her head on hand wearily.
Katie looked at the little girl in concern as the blonde happily pulled a card from the top of the deck.
"Hey 'Tasha, as you feeling okay?" She asked placing her cards face down in front of herself.
"My head kinda hurts." Natasha admitted her face scrunched in pain, prompting a pitying look from the others.
Sighing Katie slowly got to her feet.
"Come on sweetie let's see if there's any medicine for you to take."
"Okay." She mumbled laying her cards face down except for an eight.
'There's the signal.' Loki thought before pulling a snakeskin from his pocket, and walking towards the remaining babysitter.
"Megan, look what I got!" He exclaimed proudly shoving the dried skin in her face hoping his theory would prove correct.
He was not disappointed.
"EEKE!" Megan shrilled scooting back a few paces in order to get away from the offending object.
"What's the matter?" Loki asked innocently still holding the snake skin out to her.
"Isn't it cool, my pet snake Stripes shed that a couple of days ago, and I let Loki have it." Tony told her proudly, throwing an arm around Loki shoulders looking to all the world like the best of friends.
"Hey! Why don't you go get Stripes so he can play too Tony!" Steve called out.
"Okay, I'll be right back!" Tony shouted as he sprinted to his 'room'.
"Tony why don't you leave Stripes in his cage, and come sit back down." Megan suggested trying to put on a calm façade, but almost lost it when Loki turned and smiled at her.
'Calm down Megan, they can smell fear, do-'
"Hey Stripes' not in his cage!"
So now that the first chapter is done, what do you guys think? In real time this is what happened so far.
My friend and I were around eight or seven while my little sister was around four. My friend's and mine parents had left for his parent's anniversary dinner leaving us with three babysitters. The guy left after about ten minutes leaving us alone with the girls. We had started a game of Go Fish when I got a 'headache' and one for the girls got me some children Tylenol. We talked about my friend's corn snake for a bit and that's how we found out that one of them was afraid of snakes. My friend had a snakeskin in his pocket and was waving it in her face while I went to get the snake from his cage, and that's it for now, tune in again for more of the improbable story.